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Oct 4, 2012 7:30pm PDT
nation." and 88 percent of the people who are some form of religion in this country are christians, so you can say anything you want, i suppose, and get away with it. but not really so, a christian nation, because the first amendment to the u.s. constitution separates church and state. however, i always like to say, "well, in some senses, it's a christian nation, but it most certainly is a jewish nation, because that whole creation, liberation, exodus, making of a holy land - we've got towns around here called zion or new canaan or whatever - what the whole drama - and again, i'm not making this up, folks, as dave barry would say - the ministers on the boats, like the arabella , coming into the plymouth colonies, actually gave sermons that replicate or bring out the whole old testament drama, so we get a feel of these kinds of things there. let me move - before we take a couple of questions here - i want to get to our rabbi bronstein, because what makes this class work is you don't have to listen to some religious studies professor talk about somebody else's religion; you can listen to
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
given religion - it's to give us the skills so if you are interested in going on further, that you'll be able to pursue it, so that's the key there. before taking a couple more questions, we are actually kind of waving good-bye to our first dimension as we move down the pike. but good-bye's not the same - we want to keep these dimensions together. we're going to - i'm kind of excited - we're going to move into myth in particular, but myth and ritual, and in this class, i want to talk about the relationship of myth, ritual, and include religious experience, so we're going to be doing that also. but before launching into this great leap into the next segment of the course, i just want to take a few more questions on buddhism, or comments or insights that you had. yeah? >> when i think of christianity or judaism, i think of community, families - the thing with hinduism and buddhism are the men seem isolated from the women, and the men are social people; it seems - i want the family to be brought into it, i guess because of my christian background, i see worship as a family unit. and maybe i
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm PDT
: their religion sanctioned conquest, but that was not enough for the aztecs. they also rewrote their history to clothe themselves in the mantle of divine authority. sanders: the uncle of the aztec ruler came to him and said, "i think we should burn the books. "they only deceive the common people. "and let's write true history --" meaning official history, of course. and this history tells the story of a chosen people -- it's very much like the story of the israelites -- a chosen people who start up in northern mexico at a place called aztlan -- that's where they got their name "azteca" from -- start in aztlan under the leadership of a leader who later on becomes their god, huitzilopochtli, but at that time he was a human being. he tries to tell them to keep going, keep going. they haven't reached the promised land yet. finally, they arrive in the valley of mexico, and on an island in the lake they see an eagle land with a serpent in its claws on a nopal cactus. and huitzilopochtli says that's the place that you are destined to form your great kingdom, and you are going to be the sun
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
han chinese race but islamic religion. the hui themselves don't see it that way. they see themselves as the descendants of the earliest muslims in china, who were arabs, persians, turks, some mongolian muslims and others. narrator: geographer chai yangwei grew up near here. he returned to china to attend beijinuniversity. day in lanzhou, he's back exploring hui culture in a wholesale market. spichas alwa been on of theost important prodts tradedt the maet. chaiangw meetseen on wi ma zhenan, a hui muslim. ma is a spice trader. manyf these spices were brought over the silk road from the west from as far away as the uighur autonomous region,r qingi. a han chinese couple come to purchase tea. it is of high quality, so they buy a whole box. ( gro(pspeaking chineseh)nese ) translator: i used to be a laborer, but i steeled myself to make the move and become a trader. at first i sold fur and wool-- very traditional for a muslim trader. now, though, i buy spice from the west. sometimes i go to tibet to buy my spices. the furs i get from as far away as russia. narrator: ma lives with his fami
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